Annually the Delaware Commission for Women uses Women’s History Month to formally recognize and pay tribute to the varied and outstanding ways women contribute to the well-being and progress of the state and the nation. Established in 1981, the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women remains one of the Delaware’s most prestigious awards for women. Including the 2011 inductees, only 117 Delaware women have received the honor. Each fall, individuals and organizations throughout Delaware are invited to nominate women for this honor. Recipients of the award are selected based on their reputation as a trailblazer; respect among colleagues; work significance and its lasting impact; leadership role; and community service that has impacted the lives of others locally or globally.
The 2011 celebration was held at the Christiana Hilton Hotel in Newark (Delaware). The evening began with a reception and cash bar followed by the award ceremony and a dessert reception.
The 2011 Hall of Fame Planning Committee are Rebecca L. Evaristo, Chair; Deborah Neff, Mary Sherlock, Muriel gilman, Nancy Rochford, Carol Ann Weisenfeld, Sherese Brewington-Carr, Paula King, Carmen Gómez and Nina DeVoe.
The members of the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Selection Committee are Renee P. Beaman, Drewry Fennell, Tracey N. Harvey, Warren A. Rhodes and Sandra Spence and the commissioners of Delaware Commission for Women are Nancy P. Rochford (Chair), Rochellda R. Adderley, Brian J. Bartley, Sujata K. Bhatia, Sherese Brewington-Carr, Belinda Criddell, Theresa L.I. del Tufo, Valerie Driscoll, Rebecca L. Evaristo, Rebecca Faber, Robin M. Fisher, Gia Forrester, Kathleen Jacobs, Charlotte King, Raetta L. McCall, Paual Q. King, Holly L. Malone, Albert H. Mills, Deborah W. Neff, Mary E. Sherlock, Judith A. Taggart and Carol Ann Weisenfeld.